Checkpoints were in place in Wuhan, China on Thursday (January 23) as the death toll from the new flu-like virus rose to 25 and more than 800 cases have been confirmed, according to China's National Health Commission. Most of the cases were found in Wuhan city, where the virus is believed
The Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, is building a dedicated hospital with 1000-bed to treat patients, which it aims to complete in six days. As of Thursday (Janaury 24), there were 830 confirmed cases and 25 people had died, the National Health Commission.
Lea Evron, 85, has only fragments of memories of the fur factory and the three-story apartment building her family owned before World War Two in Zywiec, a small town in southern Poland. What she does remember clearly is returning after the war, when most of her family had been killed in
Stocks ENDED LITTLE CHANGED Thursday, snapping back from earlier losses. Pulling the S&P and Nasdaq into positive territory: the World Health Organization's comment that it's a "bit too early" to declare the virus a global health emergency. But news about the coronavirus outbreak
Despite mounting global concern and extraordinary measures taken in China to protect the public, the World Health Organization on Thursday (January 23) said it was too early to consider an international outbreak of a new virus to be a global emergency. Speaking in Geneva, the W-H-O director
Keep an eye on the exits, warns technical analyst Mark Newton of Newton Advisors. Despite rising stock prices, he sees warning signs that suggest the equity markets may soon peak.
A new decade, a new ECB chief. Christine Lagarde used her first policy meeting of 2020 to launch a strategic review of how things have been done - until now. First, though, there was the more usual business of monetary policy. (SOUNDBITE) (English
Assistant District Attorney Meghan Hast told jurors that Weinstein raped Sciorra, best known for her role in HBO's "The Sopranos," on a winter night in 1993 or 1994. After giving her a ride home and dropping her off, Hast said, Weinstein knocked on her door unannounced, forced his way inside
France and the U.S. agreed to press ahead with a global rewrite of cross-border tax rules for the digital era, during talks at Davos on Thursday (January 23). French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the two countries had set aside a bilateral dispute over France's digital tax on
The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities - and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them. Thursday's court ruling came after the mostly Muslim Gambia launched a lawsuit
UK online brand ASOS is starting to look good again, after reporting bumper Christmas and Black Friday sales numbers. A 20% rise during the last four months of last year to $1.41 billion dollars beat expectations and meant a much happier end to 2019 for ASOS,
Asian stocks went to red alert as fears spiked on Thursday (January 23) over the coronavirus. Hong Kong's Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite both slipped 1.5% as cases were detected across the region and in the United States. China has put a lockdown on Wuhan, seen as
China put two cities at the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak on lockdown on Thursday (January 23) as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic. Most transport in Wuhan was suspended on Thursday (January 23) morning and people were told not to leave.
At Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors. Reuters was given exclusive access to the site, where nine years ago, the plant melted down. A massive earthquake and tsunami knocked out the plant
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: REMOVING REFERENCE OF WUHAN BEING A CITY OF 9 MILLION. The World Health Organization said that it will decide on Thursday (January 23) whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new coronavirus spreading from China. If it does so it will
Investors brushed aside fears from China's virus outbreak Wednesday and bought tech shares led by IBM, helping nudge the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record highs. The Nasdaq added a tenth percent. Hennion & Walsh Asset Management chief investment officer Kevin Mahn: SOUNDBITE
Schiff accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of setting up a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him win re-election this coming November. Trump sounded a defiant note, telling reporters in Switzerland that Democrats did not have enough
SOUNDBITE (English): SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTER PRINCE FAISUL BIN FARHAN, SAYING: "Well I think absurd is exactly the right word. The idea that the crown prince would hack Jeff Bezos' phone is absolutely silly." On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Wednesday
FIFA's annual transfer report shows the money spent on men's international soccer transfers in 2019 rose to a new high of $7.35 billion, a rise of nearly 6% on the previous year. That figure was reached from only 15% of players moves, as the remaining number went through with no
Another milestone for Tesla. The electric car maker's market valuation raced past the $100 billion mark Wednesday, becoming the first U.S. automaker to do so. The feat comes just two weeks after its value became worth more than that of Ford and GM combined. Tesla's turbocharged stock
Nine months after Chris Smith's June 2010 abrupt disappearance, Steve Smith recorded a conversation with Edward Shin about his missing business partner.
Ted Baker's at the high end of British fashion - though not for its investors. The UK retailer's shares dropped around 10% on Wednesday ... After it revealed its accounting scandal had more than doubled in size. The overstatement of inventory on its balance
The Trump administration is planning on adding seven more African, Asian, and Eastern European countries to its travel ban list, according to U.S. media. African nations are particularly targeted according to the Wall Street Journal, with Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, and Tanzania affected.
Jumia Technologies will focus on proving it can turn a profit after a bruising 2019, one of the e-commerce giant's co-founders - Jeremy Hodara - has said. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CO-CHIEF AND EXECUTIVE AND FOUNDER, JEREMY HODARA SAYING: "Now we're going to be extremely
As China endeavors to contain the spread of the coronavirus, share markets were endeavoring to contain their nerves over the outbreak ... And on Wednesday were largely succeeding. Following through on a positive session in Asia, most of Europe's bourses edged into the black